“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding”
~ Albert Einstein
The quality of our lives depends not on whether we have conflicts, but on how we respond to them. This is the spirit that exists at the core of ADR, and this is what we have tried to promote since the beginning. What started as an attempt to inculcate the ADR culture among law students in 2012, a unique initiative mind you, has been continuing for 6 editions, with only each edition being bigger, better and grander than the last . We hold the title of being the oldest domestic ADR competition of South Asia, and also of being one of the most prestigious one as well. With very single edition we have pushed the boundaries and produced an event that leaves a lasting impression in the minds of the people. From having a stellar panel of judges to organising sessions by specialists, we have strived for settling for nothing short of perfection.
We have our fair shares of horrors as well, from last minute back outs to unwarranted winters threatening to ruin all the work. But the optimism that lies in the LAC is a little too hard to break, as there is always a solution present to each problem faced, and nothing less than perfect is delivered. IMC is not just a simple event for us, it is a brainchild of the committee and a monumental process. With every edition we set our bar higher.
As Kenneth Coke said – “Every conflict we face in life is rich with positive and negative potential. It can be a source of inspiration, enlightenment, learning, transformation, and growth – or rage, fear, shame, entrapment, and resistance. The choice is not up to our opponents, but to us, and our willingness to face and work through them”. Our hope is to bring forward editions that push people towards ADR instead of just being focused on litigation.
With 6 editions down our belt, we finally feel ourselves ready to bring forth the 7th edition of RMLNLU Mediation Competition, but not as a domestic ADR competition, as an international one. This is the perfect opportunity for us to bring forth our competition internationally. It is a matter of great honor and pride for us to be able to take RMLNLU Mediation Competition to such heights. The 7th edition is going to be bigger, crazier, and without a doubt an out of the world experience for everyone. The aura of RMLNLU NMC is something that cannot be described in words and has to be seen and felt in order to understand it, and to see the efforts being put forth. And this time we invite teams from other parts of the world to come and be a part of our journey and see for themselves as to what is so special about us.